I have to honestly say that I wouldn't have stopped to read this unless it was marked "free" on my ebook. I got it for free awhile ago and with nothing to read but this, I sat down and started to read. Within about the first 10 pages, my attention was captured and I eagerly read the WHOLE thing in about 1 1/2 days (over 800 pages on my nook). The book was so good in fact that I immediately purchased the next one in the series right after I had finished and the next one after that. Almost 2700 of pages that kept my attention the whole way through..which is quite a feat for this type of a book. I have props to Mr. Lallo for creating a great Trilogy and hope to read something else from him that is along these lines! Only problem is...it ended! I would love to read more about the heroes in this trilogy! I am copying this exact review in the other books in the series as well.